Saint-Etienne vs Angers
French Ligue 1
Date: Sunday, 10th September 2017
Kick off at 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET
Venue: Stade Geoffroy-Guichard.
Saint-Etienne will be hoping to bounce back after a 3-0 loss to PSG at Parc Des Princes before the international break.
Les Verts have previously clinched three wins on the trot without conceding a single goal during the process and the Spanish manager Oscar Garcia will be hoping to build on these displays ahead of the fifth round meeting with Angers SCO at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard.
Les Verts still sit at the third position thanks to the best Ligue 1 start in the last decade.
The positive kick off gets on significance if we know that the team got three wins without important attacking figures of Kevin Monnet-Paquet and Alexander Soderlund who are both sidelined due to injuries.
The man who stepped up is former Angers SCO striker Jonathan Bamba. Bamba has been red-hot lately as he botched goals in both of Saint-Etienne’s home fixtures as well as in the shirt of the French U21 national team on Tuesday evening against Kazakhstan U21.
However, it won’t be all fun and games for the hosts since les Scoistes are yet to suffer a defeat in the new Ligue 1 run.
The visitors managed to score at least a goal in each of their opening four league outings and they will surely be dangerous at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard.
Saint-Etienne vs Angers: Head to head
Les Verts have dominated the match-up as they took three wins and three draws from six previous head to head meetings with Angers.
This includes the run of three wins in last four games and both victories from the last term of Ligue 1.
Saint-Etienne vs Angers: Prediction
We believe the hosts have what it takes to maintain the fine tradition in head to head encounters with Les Scoistes and we’ll back Saint-Etienne to pick up the victory as the best of the betting options here, set at the odds of 23/20.
Saint-Etienne vs Angers: Bet Tips
The main betting prediction will be Saint-Etienne to win the match at the odds of 23/20 @ Bet365.
You can also take Saint-Etienne to win the match & BTTS at 9/2 @ Bwin.